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Sunday, 8 January 2012



Sadly my father recently passed away and the thoughts of my family turned to appointing a funeral director. It was a toss-up between a local family-run firm and the Co-operative Funeralcare. In the end we chose the family firm, but it was a close-run thing.

When I registered my father’s death, the registrar said that the Co-op was growing in popularity and was very helpful and efficient. 


5 comments on “WTF

  1. andrew plume

    Monday 9th January 2012 at 5:18 pm

    mmmm…………..and what was the incentive for the Registrar to come out with that comment, then………? (as was the implication)


  2. Jonathan

    Monday 9th January 2012 at 7:51 am

    We don’t talk about death; that’s the beginning and the end of the problem.

    No wonder people can’t choose a funeral director, or distinguish one from another, when they don’t even know what any of them do. Imagine being arrested in, say, China and having to choose a defence solicitor without the language of the common people to your lips, let alone that of the legal profession…

  3. Sunday 8th January 2012 at 11:12 pm

    In my not so humble, registrars should stick to their job and offer choices, not endorsements.
    WTF indeed.

  4. Sunday 8th January 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Brave family to go against the ‘official’ view.
    I hope that the registrar was asked for their opinion on alternative undertakers, and that their ringing endorsement was not simply volunteered.
    I also wonder how this family got on with the independant firm, and whether this company were aware of the registrar’s recommendation.

  5. Sunday 8th January 2012 at 4:47 pm

    It’s possible.. But more likely they are ‘growing in popularity’ because there is little choice in some areas?

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